I turned 22 two days ago which was Wednesday, February 6th. I could not be happier that I have left the legal age scenery. One thing that I did not care for was that so many that are 21 have the vibe of partying hard. I like being 22 so far because there is less focus being the legal drinking age which should not be the focus of that milestone. I am looking forward to what this year and the new age has in store for me. My inspiration about 22 is "ready for new beginnings." There are going to be a lot of exciting things happening at my age because in three months I am graduating college from the University of Arizona, the job process/getting a job offer soon, and possibly moving back home.
I think my age allows me to open up new opportunities, enjoy my 20's more, and start to take my career goals seriously. I thought that 21 was a great age because I had the opportunity to go abroad and of course I was the legal age of drinking in the United States but I don't party a lot and I don't drink a lot either. I like enjoying drinks with friends and family a little bit different than others. One of my favorite things to do is have a glass of wine or have a hot cocoa night and watch a movie with my friends or family. In this world, people should enjoy having a drink to enjoy themselves and have a fun time out. When it comes to going out, you don't need to drink in order to have fun. You can have fun going out without alcohol. Sometimes when I go out with my older sister or friends I don't drink and it makes me feel better about myself.
If you are 21, I recommend enjoying every minute of it because when you are 22, things in life become more serious like career goals and graduating college. You have to look at job descriptions, looking at jobs that may interest you, and realize you are graduating college. It is sad to think about sometimes how I am leaving the University of Arizona, but age 22 I feel so accomplished. I have accomplished so much in my college career. It feels nice not to be 21 anymore because I feel like I am moving on to better and bigger things in my life.
At this time in my life applying to jobs, going through the interviewing process, I am looking forward to seeing what the year has in store for me. When I was 21, I learned a lot about myself especially when I went abroad. I found out that I love traveling, meeting new people, going out my comfort zone, and figured out what I want to do as I get older career wise which is public relations. I am telling you that it is okay to figure out what you enjoy and want to do career wise the older you get. It is not a rush or a competition. Be true to yourself, honest, and start loving the person you are.
Another thing I have enjoyed before I said bye to 21 is I realized that self-care is so important and romantic relationships are not my priority. When a man comes in my life and meets me, I will accept that and see how things go but for now, I am focused on getting where I want to be career wise with my friends and family supporting me. A good quote about life is "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you will miss it,"- Ferris Bueller's Day Off.